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    can an old Slix handle jumping?

    I have a Slix frame just sitting here. I was wondering if it could handle jumps?
    I weight 160 pounds and jump 3 or 4 foot jumps.
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    I don't think so~
    It was meant to be a trail/XC bike....

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    Anyone know of any frame issues with this frame? I did a search here and didn't see anything.
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    NO JUMPING

    Keep as much seat post in the frame as possible. Also service the pivots and maintain bike regularly (like we all should do on anything).

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    no jumping at all? The frame looks pretty tough. Just for clarity it's the Slix not the Moho Slix.
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    do you have a pic?
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    here you go

    slix.JPG
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    Yeap that's the frame~

    It was built for trail riding....

    You could use it for some of the jumping you described if you're smooth.... (as with any other MTB frame) But not advisable IMO~

    The rear shock might not stand up to much jumping though.... I've got one stuck in the bottom out position before just by launching off a 1 footer... (It was on a Mongoose Black Diamond Fairlane and I was around 190 pounds)....

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    great xc/trail bike (still) but there is no way I would jump it, I have a broken one where the seat tube has snapped at the bottom of the main linkage pivot....

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    I was planning to change out the rear shock with a fox and maybe mod the rear link so I can install a 7.5" x 2". the reviews i've read say it bobs quite a bit. Some pro-pedal should fix that. I'll post some pix when I get it finished.

    Frame size is XS. and I weight 145 lbs.
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    Cool! Post pics!!!
    I always thought the anodized seat/chainstays looked really classy~ Like the old Ellsworth Truths....

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    Rear shock upgrade for Slix

    [QUOTE=biketuna]I was planning to change out the rear shock with a fox and maybe mod the rear link so I can install a 7.5" x 2". the reviews i've read say it bobs quite a bit. Some pro-pedal should fix that. I'll post some pix when I get it finished.

    Frame size is XS. and I weight 145 lbs.[/QUOTE


    Hi,
    What Fox have you decided to use? I own a 2005 MS Slix that I purchased new in 2006 from LBS, and after just 1 month of riding I junked the RS SID. I used a 5th Element Air for remainder of 2006, and after considering the RP23 I've decided on a Cane Creek Cloud Nine for this season.
    The bob people complained about was most likely do to the really crappy SID which caused a disturbing amount of pedal feedback.
    As you stated the Fox ProPed should take care of any bob issues
    Ride-On

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    Was it made by Kenisis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Was it made by Kenisis?
    Partly maybe, the SLIX I think was already there before MC was taken over by Kinesis, but I could be wrong.
    shoot me again, I ain't dead yet

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    As far as I know the Original MOHO SLiX with the Full monocoque (deltabox from 2001-2002) was a Robert Reisinger designed, Made in San Luis Obispo, Ca frame. The pic I see of the more traditional tube frame SLiX (2003-2005) should be a Mountain Cycle Portland Oregon ( a.k.a. Kinesis USA). Kinesis purchased Mountain Cycle in December of 2001.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRA009
    As far as I know the Original MOHO SLiX with the Full monocoque (deltabox from 2001-2002) was a Robert Reisinger designed, Made in San Luis Obispo, Ca frame. The pic I see of the more traditional tube frame SLiX (2003-2005) should be a Mountain Cycle Portland Oregon ( a.k.a. Kinesis USA). Kinesis purchased Mountain Cycle in December of 2001.
    May be best to keep both wheels on the ground in this case!
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    Just use it for its intended purpose XC Racing NOT Free Ride, Aggressive Trail or All Mountain.

    I would recommend this to everyone as you could certainly take your DH bike on an XC ride but I don't think you would enjoy it. And if you take your XC bike on a DH ride call MC and place your order for your new frame.

    Alway wear a helmet.

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    The rear triangle in the photo definitely looks like a Kinesis design.
    The chainstays on Kinesis built built Jamis', which are identical in design to that Slix are breakage prone.
    The problem was / is, that disc brakes apply torque to the chainstay in an unfavorable manner, because of that high dropout, seatstay, pivot location.
    The caliper mounts at the top of that style of dropout, which gives it plenty of torque multiplication. That in turn works the dropout back and forth, fatiguing the seatstay weld.
    It was never a problem with Horst Link bikes, because the torque was applied longitudinally to the seat stays, instead of a twisting motion on the dropout, like the design shown.


    They almost always break at the brake side, chainstay to dropout weld.
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